Fiat 125 Reviews from Argentina

1977 Fiat 125 berlina 1.6 B Potentiated

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 B Potentiated Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance53000 kilometres

Summary:

Excelent

Faults:

Nothing have gone bad with this car.

General Comments:

It is a very good looking car, with a strong body and a fast engine. It has a little bit high running coasts, but other than that, I have nothing to say about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2005

1977 Fiat 125 Berlina 1608cm3 twincam

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1608cm3 twincam Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 12

Summary:

The italian tank

Faults:

Problems came mostly from the kind of use it got.

Weak front end. Tensors kept tearing off from the body (3 or 4 times each side).

Rust on the floor and trunk.

Starter motor.

Heater leaked water. I finally decided to override it and looped the heater hoses.

General Comments:

Very tough, fast, comfortable car.

It was used and abused by my mother, me and my brother.

The car endured punishment and neglect for 8 years until one of the main crankshaft bearings gave up.

I think we changed the oil only 1 or 2 times in 8 years. We never changed the timing belt (i didn't know there was one, or that it needed to be changed...).

The 1608 cm3 twincam is the best engine Fiat ever made!!! Aurelio Lampredi's masterpiece.

Performance was awesome, even on regular gas. It was tail-happy when turning hard corners fast, but could be controlled with a little practice.

Front and rear passengers rode very comfortably with lots of legroom.

All 4 windows roll well down into the doors for cool summer trips.

We miss this car very much. I don't think it misses us!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2003

21st Apr 2003, 12:50

I forgot to mention that middle and rear CV joints had to be changed twice. I think they're the same units as in the Fiat 1300-1500, but in the 125 they were put to extra strain due to the more powerful engine, and the kind of abuse they received.

The driver's seat reclining hinge broke a couple of times. I finally welded it in the correct position.

If you find one with a good body and no rust, buy it on the spot!! Parts are available and cheap.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews